CORPORATE  PRESS  RELEASES  (INDIA)  news desk, June 30, 2013 http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1855054/report-congress-retains-himachal-lok-sabha-seat Earlier, this seat was represented by Pratibha Singh's husband and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who resigned following his election to the state assembly in December 2012. Congress candidate Pratibha Singh Sunday won the Mandi parliamentary bypoll with a margin of over 1.36 lakh votes, election officials said here. She defeated her nearest rival Jai Ram Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator and former ...